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Mix desk: Why hasn't someone... Spatial Processor Plugins
Old 21st June 2004
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Mix desk: Why hasn't someone...

Inspired by (1) Manley used to make a minimal console for live recording around 1986, and (2) a console concept Ethan Johns once mentioned to me...

Someone should make a console that is Line Input only (probably transformer-based), with panpot and fader. Polarity, Aux outs, simple routing. The idea is that many people have tons of EQ and outboard gear they use, that the console need not be "full" of 24/48/etc them. In the past, this is why consoles cost so much - and old ones still cost so much - channel after channel of the same EQs and Pres.

The frame would sell for very little, with Uber-clean signal path and summing. As an incentive for the company, simple plug-in module boxes (plug in's?) for EQ could be bought and inserted on a channel; but a variety of EQ's - some just HF/LF filters, some graphic, some 5-band. etc.

It could also have a variety of preamps, I suppose, but nowadays there is not so much need to have them IN the console, as people often run straight to the recorder from them.

This would be a useful and practical way for people who don't want to mix "in the box"....
Old 21st June 2004
Old 21st June 2004
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Looks good - the Speck is more in line with what I was thinkin'... Hope it sounds good!
Old 21st June 2004
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I'm waiting a version of the lilo with 8 aux sends and 8 busses.
That would be cool.
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